“1938 – a Tokko detective scolds a woman for wearing extravagant clothing. After the National Mobilization Law went into effect in May 1938, Japan was put on a war footing until 1945, and luxury goods and clothing became increasingly frowned upon.” Text by Matthew Legare.
Why did you pull me over? Audio Transcript
Shut the fuck up when cops ask questions! The script. These 25 words we’re talking about.
To begin with, let’s talk about: what you do when that cop first comes up to you, and no matter what he says:
Where are you going, where are you coming from, what’s that smell, how many drinks have you had, you know this is a high drug traffic area. Why are you sweating? Why are your eyes red? Why do you seem nervous?
Those cops can ask anything they want and when they first come up on you, you wanna say “why did you pull me over?”
That’s the first phrase of the script because under case law, the cops have about 7-8 minutes to give you a traffic ticket unless they find other independent probable cause to further detain you. And they find that when you start yapping.
Now, just cause they pulled you over, doesn’t mean it’s a traffic stop. Maybe your tires are low or something else is wrong.
So, “why did you pull me over?” starts the clock ticking, and that’s your tip of the day. And shut the fuck up when cops ask questions.
4.17.21. Brooklyn Center, MN
Police dispersed a protest shortly into the night, then forced all journalists to surrender and consent to photographs of their faces, credentials, and IDs. Police also arrested marked medics for being present.
A local church opened to injured protestors the night before, and dozens of police responded by surrounding the church the following day.
Police are the acting arm of fascism.
police response is similar in other cities, like LA and NY pictured here. All cops have an interest in their own power and demanding their ability to kill with impunity.
That picture of the cops surrounding the church looks like a joke. It’s not.
It’s not a joke. In fact most of those guys standing around doing absolutely nothing of value for their community are earning overtime. Which will cost their community more. For nothing of value.
When people say “Defund the Police” this is part of what they mean. Useless displays of force that only serve to brutalize their citizens and result in cities paying out millions of dollars in settlements.
If the police were afraid of being falsely accused of brutality, they’d be actively demanding to be filmed at all times. But they don’t.
If the police didn’t want to be seen as a gang, they’d be demanding the repeal of all laws against victimless actions so their only focus would be on violent criminals. But they don’t.
If the police feared for their lives in every encounter with civilians, they’d do everything they could to reduce the number of encounters. For example, they’d demand the repeal of quotas, and they’d feel relieved when social workers want to take over some of those encounters. But they don’t.
If the police didn’t want to be judged as a group when one of them does something bad, they’d be actively and openly condemning the bad police officers and making sure everyone witnesses that. But they don’t.
It’s almost as if everything the police say is a lie.